Why choose Radboud University?

Would you like to study at a highly ranked university with a magnificent green campus where there is plenty of room to be yourself?

At Radboud university we welcome and embrace all nationalities, cultures and backgrounds, there is an open atmosphere and ample possibility for face-to-face contact with teachers and researchers. As a student at our university, you will be trained to become a committed professional. Together we will achieve the mission of contributing to a healthy, free world with equal opportunities for everyone. You will learn how to think about important issues and will be well prepared for your future.

Some facts & figures

  • For the last ten years, the Dutch University Guide has ranked us as one of the best general, traditional universities in the Netherlands. Seven of our Bachelor's programmes are considered to be the best in their field of expertise.
  • Fifteen programmes received the Elsevier Medal in 2022. These programmes are rated by students as above average in their fields.
  • 11 Bachelor's and 14 Master's programmes were ranked No. 1 based on student rating. 
  • The 2022 National Student Survey has revealed that current students to a large extent experience a sense of commitment and feel at home at Radboud University (rated 4 out of 5).
  • We offer more than 50 Bachelor’s programmes and 200 Master’s specialisations.

What sets us apart?

  • There is a pleasant, open atmosphere on our campus. When it comes to the atmosphere on their study programme, current students gave a rating of 4.15 out of 5.
  • We encourage you to look further than your programme and offer a multidisciplinary education. You will develop a wide range of professional and academic skills.
  • Thanks to our extensive national and international network, we are able to easily arrange a foreign internship or student exchange.
  • We score high in the area of academic counselling. Our average scores are higher than the national average.
  • Radboud students have given the substantive expertise of our lecturers an extremely high rating, namely 4.4 out of 5.
  • Radboud University wishes to contribute to a healthy, free world with equal opportunities for everyone. That is why all of our students will encounter sustainability issues during their studies.
  • Radboud University is located in Nijmegen, a true student city in the heart of Europe, which means you will have plenty of opportunity to explore other destinations.
  • Our green campus is a wonderful place to study. All of our facilities, such as the lecture halls, library and canteen, are within walking distance of each other.

Why study in the Netherlands?

The Netherlands (or Holland as it is often referred to) is a small European country with vast horizons. Though the first things that spring to mind may be cheese, tulips, and windmills, the country has so much more to offer.

The Dutch are known for their innovation and creativity, and their education system is recognised for its international character and problem-based learning style. The Netherlands is considered the most connected country in the world, and the Dutch continually strive to make connections, whether culturally or in business opportunities, with many multinationals based in The Netherlands. Compared to other English-speaking countries like the US and the UK, tuition fees in The Netherlands are relatively low. And while Dutch is the national language, English is widely spoken by an estimated 90% of the population, so you don’t have to worry about learning Dutch – for now!

On the Study in Holland website you can read about all the perks of being an international student in the Netherlands and get ample information about Dutch culture, education and other practicalities of living and studying in the Netherlands.